Another Record Falls for Ole Miss at Payton Jordan Invitational
Emily Bean (photo by Joshua McCoy)
May 1, 2016

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STANFORD, Calif. – Another school record and some of the best distance times in school history and the NCAA this year highlighted the Ole Miss Rebels’ trip to Stanford for the Payton Jordan Invitational on Sunday.

Combined with the performance of the majority of the No. 20 Ole Miss men and No. 24 Ole Miss women’s squads at Saturday’s Memphis Invitational, the Rebels broke three school records and set 18 personal bests in the final weekend of the regular season. Up next will be the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships, May 12-14 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Just as she did during the indoor season, sophomore Emily Bean shattered her personal best and broke the outdoor school record in the 5,000 meters with a run of 16:30.33. That was 33 seconds better than her previous best for the Louisville, Kentucky, native. She broke Kayleigh Skinner’s record of 16:39.63 that had stood since 2013.

Senior Bo Ummels also clocked a personal best in the 5,000 with her time of 16:49.91 that ranks her sixth in school history.

Senior Ryan Walling nearly equaled Bean’s feat on the men’s side, running a huge personal best of 13:49.44 in the 5,000 that ranks him No. 2 in school history, just three seconds off Barnabas Kirui’s school record of 13:46.26 set at the 2008 SEC Championships. Walling should rank top 20-25 in the NCAA after all of the weekend results. His previous best in the 5,000 was 14:07.90 last year as a North Carolina Tar Heel.

Junior Robert Domanic ran a personal-best 13:54.64 that ranks him fourth in school history, while fellow junior Sean Tobin also went under his personal best with a time of 14:13.97 that ranks him 10th in school history.

Both Walling and Domanic should be in line for qualifying to the NCAA East Regional in the 5,000 meters.

Sophomore Craig Engels continues to run fast times in the middle distances, this time racing to a season-best time of 1:47.06 in the 800 meters. He finished with the second-best time out of 47 total 800-meter men at Stanford this weekend.

Engels now ranks No. 3 in the country in the 1500 meters (school-record 3:38.82) and top 20 in the 800.

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800 Meters – Section 1
2. Craig Engels – 1:47.06

800 Meters – Section 2
4. Holland Sherrer – 1:49.06
Derek Gutierrez – DNF

800 Meters – Section 3
3. Dameon Morgan – 1:49.60

1500 Meters – Section 2
Craig Engels – DNF

1500 Meters – Section 3
13. Ryan Manahan – 3:54.49

1500 Meters – Section 5
8. Derek Gutierrez – 3:47.55

5000 Meters – Section 3
3. Ryan Walling – 13:49.44 (PR)
7. Robert Domanic – 13:54.64 (PR)
19. Sean Tobin – 14:13.97 (PR)
22. Wesley Gallagher – 14:44.74

5000 Meters – Section 4
19. MJ Erb – 14:56.57
20. Trevor Gilley – 15:00.31


5000 Meters – Section 3
11. Emily Bean – 16:30.33 (PR) (SR)

5000 Meters – Section 4
7. Bo Ummels – 16:49.91 (PR)
Britt Ummels – DNF






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